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Breaking the Silence on Spiritual Abuse


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Lisa Oakley, Kathryn Kinmond
    Pages 1-6
  3. Lisa Oakley
    Pages 7-22
  4. Lisa Oakley
    Pages 23-55
  5. Lisa Oakley
    Pages 56-82
  6. Lisa Oakley
    Pages 83-88
  7. Lisa Oakley, Kathryn Kinmond
    Pages 120-124
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 125-142

About this book


Providing a balance of empirical research and practical concerns, this book explores the definitions and historical context of spiritual abuse, outlines a process model for the different stages of spiritual abuse and includes strategies for therapists working with survivors of spiritual abuse.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Manchester Metropolitan UniversityUK

About the authors

Lisa Oakley is the Programme Leader for the Abuse Studies course at MMU Cheshire and is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Lisa has taught in Higher Education for over twenty years.
Kathryn Kinmond is a Chartered Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Abuse Studies. Kathryn is also an accredited counsellor working with people who have been abused.

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